Lamont promises next year years would see ‘most important investments in infrastructure since Ike’ at Southington event

Gov. Ned Lamont promised that the next five years would see “the most important investments in infrastructure since Ike” at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Association of Street and Highway Officers (CASHO) Friday. At the meeting, which was held at the Aqua Turf Club, Andrew Tierney, president of CASHO’s Board of Directors and Hebron town manager, introduced Lamont as a “longtime supporter of CASHO.” Over the next five years, Lamont said, he plans to utilize federal funding to invest $1 billion a year in infrastructure improvements in Connecticut. He promised to work to get Connecticut to the front of the line for funding. The governor said there are more people than ever using Connecticut roads, more even than pre-covid numbers. Lamont also said, for the first time in his life, there are more jobs available than people to fill them. He said that between this, and the availability of federal funds, it would be a shame if he did not make use of these circumstances to get infrastructure improvements done.

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